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Fr. Tim Harrison Pilgrimage

Rome & Assisi

Group Escorts: Christina & Paul Blanchette

October 8 - 17, 2017

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Rome (Pope Francis) · Assisi (St. Francis)

Step foot into the four Major Basilicas, stare out into the Square from the steps of St. Peter's Basilica, and having the opportunity to attend the Papal Audience with his successor, Pope Francis. Closing out your pilgrimage, triumphant, lost in prayer, and surrounded by God's love in the hometown of St. Francis of Assisi.

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Your trip includes

  • Round Trip Airfare from Boston
  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Centrally located hotels: (or similar)
      ~ 6 nights | October 9 - 15: Le Meridien Visconti, Rome
      ~ 2 nights | October 15 - 17: Hotel Giotto, Assisi
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Tour Escort
  • Headsets for sightseeing
  • Breakfast Daily
  • 6 Dinners with wine
  • Local guides for sightseeing
  • Entrance fees
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
Centrally located hotels or similar
hotel
Le Meridien Visconti
Rome

6 Nights

hotel
Giotto
Assisi

2 Nights

Not included
  • Lunches, Tips to your guide & driver.
Optional
Travel Insurance

Providing you coverage, both Pre-Existing Conditions and throughout your trip. From Medical and Dental Emergencies, Loss of Luggage, Trip Delay, and so much more.

Supplemental Cancellation Protection

A Cancellation Waiver - allowing you to cancel your trip and receive a refund anytime - up until 24 hours prior to departure. The “Waiver” expires once you are within 24 hours of departure.

Itinerary

Day1
Sunday, October 8 | Departure from Boston

Depart for your overnight flights to Italy.

Day2
Monday, October 9 | Arrive Rome

You’ll be met by your tour escort and transferred to your hotel. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow pilgrims.

Day3
Tuesday, October 10 | Rome, the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the Basilica of San Clemente, The Colosseum

After breakfast at your hotel, visit the Basilica of St John Lateran, the former residence of the popes prior to their return to Rome in 1377; the Holy Stairs, which is believed to be a staircase from Pilate’s palace in Jerusalem that Jesus climbed when he was condemned to death, brought to Rome by St. Helena in the 4th century. Time permitting we may climb these stairs on our knees in memory of Christ’s Passion; Mass at St. John Lateran. Lunch at local café or trattoria on your own. Later, you’ll visit the Basilica of San Clemente followed by a visit to the Colosseum. Later, take a stroll along the Via Dei Fori Imperiali. Dinner at a local restaurant in Rome. Overnight Rome.

Day4
Wednesday, October 11 | Rome – Papal Audience & St Peters Basilica

Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to Vatican City, where we gather with pilgrims from around the world to attend a Papal Audience. Afterward, enjoy a tour of St. Peter’s Basilica, including the Piazza San Pietro, with access to the roof dome and crypt. Mass at St. Peter’s. Late lunch on your own. Afternoon stroll along the Via Della Conciliazione followed by a tour of Castel San Angelo. Depending on time and weather, you’ll stay to watch the sunset. Dinner at a local restaurant in Rome. Overnight Rome.

Day5
Thursday, October 12 | Rome – The Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel – St. Mary Major

Breakfast at your hotel. Depart for your morning tour of the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel. Afterward have lunch on your own before your group departs for an afternoon tour of St. Mary Major Basilica. Free this evening to explore Rome on your own. Overnight Rome.

Day6
Friday, October 13 | Rome – Santa Maria della Concezione die Cappuccini – the Catacombs

Breakfast at your hotel. Mass at Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini followed by tour of Catacombs. Remainder of day and evening free. Overnight Rome.

Day7
Saturday, October 14 | Rome – St. Paul Outside the Walls

After breakfast, morning tour of St. Paul Outside the Walls. Mass at St. Paul’s. Lunch on you own at the Piazza Navonna followed by tour of the Pantheon. Dinner at a local restaurant in Rome.

Day8
Sunday, October 15 | Rome to Assisi

After an early breakfast, leave Rome for Assisi! Mid-day tour of the Valley of Assisi where we visit the Basilica of St Mary of the Angels where St. Francis spent most of his life. Sunday Mass at Basilica of St. Mary (subject to confirmation) Here we visit the Chapel, Portiuncola, the rose bush, and the cave where he retired for prayer. We travel up to the quaint hilltop, birthplace of St Francis that still retains something of the atmosphere of the early 1200s, the period when St Francis began his ministry. We visit St. Francis huge 13th-century Basilica built over his crypt containing many of the saint’s possessions and a series of frescoes depicting his life. Then to the Church of St Clare to see the saint’s incorrupt body. The foundress of the Order of Poor Clares followed the teachings of St Francis by living a life of poverty and humility. We may kneel before the San Damiano Cross from which Jesus spoke to St Francis, asking him to rebuild His church. Dinner and overnight in Assisi.

Day9
Monday, October 16 | Assisi

Breakfast at your hotel. Today will be a retreat day. Mass at St. Francis Basilica (subject to confirmation) during the day. Gather together for your dinner of farewell. Overnight Assisi

Day10
Tuesday, October 17 | Assisi – Boston

Prepare for your departure to Rome and your return flights to Boston.

Special Clergy Discount

Discount is offered to ordained clergy in the Roman Catholic Church: deacons, priests, or bishops belonging to the diaconate, the presbyterate, or the episcopate, respectively as well, as Catholic Sisters.

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2017 Dates & Prices

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Oct 8Sunday
Oct 17, 2017Tuesday
Oct 9Monday
Oct 17, 2017Tuesday
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*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $699.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) Upon Request

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) Upon Request

Would like to stop over in Europe?

Let us know at time of registration, we can adjust your airline reservation pending availability to add a pre or post stay of your choosing. Simply Contact Amanda or Bika:  800-206-TOUR (8687)  or  amanda@206tours.com or bika@206tours.com

Options and upgrades

Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $699.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) Upon Request

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) Upon Request

Special Clergy Discount

Discount is offered to ordained clergy in the Roman Catholic Church: deacons, priests, or bishops belonging to the diaconate, the presbyterate, or the episcopate, respectively as well, as Catholic Sisters.

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Let us know at time of registration, we can adjust your airline reservation pending availability to add a pre or post stay of your choosing. Simply Contact Amanda or Bika:  800-206-TOUR (8687)  or  amanda@206tours.com or bika@206tours.com

About your trip

  • Rome
  • Assisi (St. Francis)
About Rome:

Rome has been one of history's most powerful and important cities, along with home to the Roman Catholic Church, the Pope, and the site of the Vatican City. First built in 337, St. Peter's Basilica lies over the tomb of St. Peter. Contained within is a vast array of the most beautiful artwork ever assembled, reflecting the immensity, beauty, vastness, majesty, glory and awesomeness of God.

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